The Jeep has been broadly imitated all around the planet, including in France by Delahaye and by Hotchkiss et Cie (after 1954, Hotchkiss manufactured Jeeps under license from Willys), and in Japan by Mitsubishi Motors and Toyota. The Land Rover was inspired by the Jeep. The utilitarian good seems of the authentic Jeep have been hailed by industrial designers and museum curators alike. The Museum of Modern day Artwork described the Jeep as a masterpiece of functionalist design, and has periodically exhibited the Jeep as element of its assortment. Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle called the jeep, along with the Coleman G.I. Pocket Stove, “the two most important pieces of noncombat products ever created.” Jeeps became even much more famous following the war, as they became accessible on the surplus market place. Some advertisements claimed to provide “Jeeps even now in the factory crate.” This legend persisted for decades, despite the fact that Jeeps were in no way shipped from the factory in crates (although Ford did “knock down” Jeeps for less complicated shipping, which may possibly have perpetuated the myth).
The Jeepney is a unique kind of taxi or bus produced in the Philippines. The initial Jeepneys were military-surplus MBs and GPWs, left behind in the war-ravaged nation following World War II and Filipino independence. Jeepneys were built from Jeeps by lengthening and widening the rear “tub” of the automobile, making it possible for them to carry much more passengers. Above the many years, Jeepneys have turn out to be the most ubiquitous symbol of the present day Philippines, even as they have been decorated in much more elaborate and flamboyant variations by their owners. Most Jeepneys nowadays are scratch-built by nearby producers, utilizing diverse powertrains.
Aside from Jeepneys, backyard assemblers in the Philippines construct replica Jeeps with stainless steel bodies and surplus components, and are called “proprietor-kind jeeps” (as jeepneys are also called “passenger-kind jeeps”). Jeeps are also utilized for Moab jeep tours, Moab jeep rentals, and Jeep firm tours.
In the United States military, the Jeep has been supplanted by a number of cars (e.g. Ford’s M151) of which the latest is the Humvee.